Quilts and Color

The Pilgrim / Roy Collection

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ISBN: 9780878468249 Category:

Pamela A. Parmal, Jennifer M. Swope

Description

Quilts and Color presents more than sixty graphically bold American quilts from the Pilgrim/Roy Collection, one of the finest and largest collections of quilts in the world.

These collectors recognized that quilt makers often grappled with the same concerns as many modern artists. Influenced by twentieth-century art developments such as Abstraction, Op Art and the Colour Field movement, Paul Pilgrim and Gerald Roy were among the first to appreciate quilts as more than simply decorative bedcovers, women’s fancy work, or symbols of a rustic past.

Reproduced brilliantly and arranged by ideas based in colour theory – Vibrations, Mixtures, Gradation Harmonies, Contrasts, Variations, Optical Illusions and Singular Visions – each quilt in this book is celebrated as a unique work of art.

The accompanying text also sheds light on the social and cultural history of the quilts as well as the practices and aspirations of their mostly anonymous makers, who created such works of enduring beauty and arresting visual impact.

Additional information

Weight 1032 g
Dimensions 23.6 x 26.2 cm
Publisher name MFA Publications
Publication date 1 June 2014
Number of pages 144
Format Hardback
Dimensions 23.6 x 26.2 cm
Weight 1032 g